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Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch Camberwell, Victoria

Traditional RSL Sub-Branch. Significant collection of military memorabilia.

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403 Camberwell Road Camberwell Victoria 3124 (map)
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+61 0419 008 601

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Photo - Australian Infantry passing thru Ypres, October 1917

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden frame

Historical information

View of Ypres in October 1917 showing damage to the Market Square and Church.

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

' Moving up for the Attack' Australian Infantry passing thru Ypres October 1917

Oil Painting - The Last of the Emden - 9th November 1914 - painted by Captain H Press

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Oil painting showing HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden in the final moments of the battle in the Indian Ocean

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by H Press. Plaque with title 'Last of the Emden' donated by the late Captain H. Press

Photo - Camberwell RSL, external photo showing the Camberwell RSL in 2017

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo taken in 2017 showing the external view of the Camberwell RSL

Historical information

Camberwell RSL building as at June 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

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Photo - Looking towards the Nek, Anzac Cove, April 1915. Cave dugouts clearly visible

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden Frame

Historical information

Unique photo showing view of the Nek from Anzac Cove, taken April 1915

Significance

Actual photo showing land scape as it was in April 1915

Inscriptions & Markings

View of the Nek from Anzac Cove April 1915. Presented by Legionnaire R. G. Grant 1925

Photo - Members of the Camberwell RSL circa 1960

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Australian Hospital Ship A61, Kanowna

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo of HMAT A61 Kanowna at anchor.

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

HMAT A61 has a very interesting history and for the full details please open this web site: www discussinganzacs.naa.gov.au/brouse/groupstories/3400 This article covers in great detail all the exploits of this remarkable ship and the involvement she had during WW1

Oil painting by Antonio Rubbo - The Last Cartridge - 25th April 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Two diggers on ridge at Anzac Cove

Historical information

Anzac Cove in April 1915

Significance

Very significant as a view of the battle action at Anzac Cove during the Gallipoli Champaign.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by Antonio Rubbo, 1916

Photo - The Australian Light Horse passing the Great City Wall Jerusalem in Palestine, January 1918

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

This framed photo was taken from the direction of Bethlehem in January 1918

Historical information

Actual photo of the Australian light Horse entering Jerusalem in January 1918

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

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Photo - Camberwell A and B grade cricket team 1936

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze plaque - Plaque commemerarting the opening of the Camberwell Central RSL in 1959

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

This Tablet was unveiled by John S. August JP on Sunday 18th October 1959 To commemorate the opening of Camberwell Central RSSAILA Memorial Hall President R. .Rhyss -Jones Secretary S.W. Goldfinch

Photo - Australian 1st Division in Mena Camp, 10 miles from center of Cairo. March 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Interesting photo showing the Mena camp of the Australian 1st Division from two perspectives. The spread was over several miles and some idea of the size can be made from the images of the Pyramids.

Historical information

Australian 1st Division Camp at Mena

Significance

Unique

Painting - The Imperial Shrine London

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Painting

Plaque - Bronze Plaque, thanking the Ladies of the Camberwell RSL Sub Branch for all their efforts looking after veterens from WW2. 1950

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for complete text.

Photo - Jack and Deloris Bell after receiving the Victorian Senior citizen award in 2017. Jack is 100 years young and a surviver of both Italian and German POW camps in WW2

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photos taken at Government House after being awarded the Senior Citizen award by the Governor of Victoria, The Honourable Linda Dessau AC.

Inscriptions & Markings

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Returned from Active Service Badge - 1920 issue - The original Returned from Active Service Badge given to Ferrier Sergeant James Walter Healy in 1920 after his return from WW1.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze. Returned from Active Service Badge, issued in 1920 to Ferrier Sergeant James Walter Healy.

Significance

Very, original badge,

Inscriptions & Markings

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WW1 Bronze Memorial Plaque - WW1 Memorial Plaque - Eric Alexander McCleery, service number 3354

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

WW1 Memorial Plaque presented to his mother, Elizabeth McCleery.

Inscriptions & Markings

Eric Alexander McCleery

Shell casings - Turkish shell casings from Palistine, 1917, with Arabic inscriptions.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Camberwell RSL cricket team 1959/50.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo of the Camberwell RSL cricket team 1959/60. Fred Lavender the Vice Captain of this team is still a member of the Camberwell RSL at 30 April 2018

Red Cross Poster 1914 - Red Cross Poster to raise fund for a Motor Ambulance, dated 1st October 1914

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Paper poster, headed Red Cross Society. Asking for interested citizen in the Camberwell/Canterbury area to form committees to raise 600 pounds to buy a fitted out Motor Ambulance to send over to France as part of the war effort. In October 1914 not one motor Ambulance was on the French front as the War office had banned any Red Cross involvement with wounded soldiers. Once General Kitchener was made aware of this situation he immediately overruled the ban and 100 motor ambulances and 1000 Nurses were sent to France. This fund raising by Camberwell Residents for a Motor Ambulance to be sent to France would have been among the first in WW1.

Historical information

Significant, one of the earliest details of the Red Cross Society in WW1

Significance

Very significant, very rare.

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for complete details

Photo - 'Coming out for a Rest' . Australian Light Horse returing to a quiet area after being in action at Latron December 1917

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo of the Australian Light Horse in December 1917

Historical information

Actual photo showing the Australian Light Horse in the field December 1917

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

'Coming out for a Rest' Australian Light Horse returning to a quiet area after being in action at Latron December 1917

Poster for Gatling Gun - 16 May 1885 poster promoting the Gatling Gun at the International Invention Exhibition in South Kensington London

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Paper poster promoting the new invention, A Gatling Gun'. Exhibited at the International Inventions Exhibition on the 16 May 1885 in South Kensington London.

Inscriptions & Markings

Several versions of the Gun are shown: The Gatling Gun item 3 10 Barrel Gatling Gun with Acck's positive feed Item 4 Rapid firing Nondenfekk shell Gun item 5 The Holchhler Gun item 6 The Gardner Gun

Photo - Jack Bell, ex WW2 POW, Remembrance Day 2017

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo, taken at the Shrine, Melbourne 11 November 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

Jack Bell, a 100 year old veteran of WW2, who survived three years in Italian and German POW camps.

Photo - Australian Light Horse fording the Jordan River March 1918

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden Frame

Historical information

Unique photo of the Australian Light Horse in the field in Palestine

Significance

Unique actual photo

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Light Horse fording the Jordan River March 1918

Poster - Poster produced by Granada TV advertising four plays featuring real stories from WW1. cica 1948

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Poster detailing four plays commissioned by Granada TV about real events in WW1. Very interesting photos relating to WW1 and the reproduction of the famous General Kitchener poster calling for volunteers to 'Kitchener's Army'

Historical information

reproduction photos of conditions in London during WW1

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo, very interesting comments relating to WW1

Certificate - Certificate of Achievement for Operation Gratitute, presented to the Camberwell RSL in March 1957 by General Sir Dallas Brooks KCB, KCMG, KCVG, CMG, DSO. K of J

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Certificate in Wooden frame

Historical information

Unique certificate signed by General Sir Dallas Brooks

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for full Details

WW1 Identity Tag - Private Brendan Culcutt's, 2124, ID name tag WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Metal ID tag from WW1. Issued to Private Brendan Culcutt who died in a Turkish POW Camp in 1916

Inscriptions & Markings

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Bronze Plaque - Service memorial plaque to Bluey Pearce

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

See attached photo. Service memorial for 21 years of service as the Hon. Secretary of the Camberwell City RSL

Photo - Jack Bell shown as both a 100 year old ex WW2 POW and as a 22 year old RAAF member

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Bust - General Pompey Elliott

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

This small bronze bust of General Pompey Elliott was commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Camberwell RSL in 2019. General Elliott was the founding President of the Camberwell RSL and served the veterans of Camberwell and surrounding districts untiringly until his death in March 1931. The full size Bust now stands in the memorial lawn at the Camberwell RSL.

Poster - Poster showing the full details of the AIF in WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Poster produced in 1920 showing in full detail the composition of the AIF in WW1. The information is outstanding and details are listed in very clear easily understood. words, including numbers KIA by Division, died of wounds, died of other causes, POW's, wounded. Also list all Honour's and Decorations awarded to Members of the AIF, which includes 65 VC recipients.

Inscriptions & Markings

Check out attached photo, details to extensive to list